39 Heads

Friedensreich Hundertwasser

1953

39 Heads by Friedensreich Hundertwasser

Oil on canvas, primed with chalk, zinc white and fish glue; 21,3 x 37,8 in.

"I tried out a new kind of perspective and assigned people to various storeys. To me the construction and walls are not the most important things, but the windows behind which people live. The building consists of windows, it is composed to them. If the windows are right, the building is right. When you build a house, you must start with the windows, for they are the bridge between inside and outside. Just as the first skin is penetrated by pores, the third is by windows. The eyes are the equivalent of windows. Eyes and windows have a unique correlation"

Lit: Hundertwasser Architecture, Cologne, 1997, p. 16.